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Los Angeles Times: Joakim Ojanen Review
Joakim Ojanen   
Opening Reception:
Joakim Ojanen - "Standing Blue Raku Dog," 2018
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   Review: With 'Year of the Dog,' artist Joakim Ojanen crafts imaginary creatures full of real drama.

by David Pagel

The characters in "Year of the Dog," Joakim Ojanen's second solo show in the United States, are more diverse than those that appeared in the Swedish Artists' solo debut two years ago, also at Richard Heller Gallery in Santa Monica.

Made of clay, bronze, paint and charcoal, Ojanen's menagerie of sentient critters is also more fantastic: Less realistic and more cartoon, they suggest humans are most humane when we're in touch with our animal selves.

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Artist: Joakim Ojanen, Title: "Standing Blue Raku Dog," 2018 - click for larger image
Joakim Ojanen  "Standing Blue Raku Dog," 2018 
6.5 x 6 x 3 Inches  , glazed ceramic  Sold

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